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  1. They should do that in the UK, ship all the lockdown breakers out to a remote Scottish Island, let the cross contaminate each other and die
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    The Covid-19 thread

    And I thought “USA Thread” was top of your bookmarks. ,)
  3. Shell sales were not 327 billion in 2013 closer to 500 billion https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/RDS.A/royal-dutch-shell/revenue Even so closer to 60% of Dutch GDP than 85%. .... Wikipedia needs editing HaHa we were both wrong
  4. I was stating 2013 figures from Wiki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Dutch_Shell Shell was first in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies;[8] in that year its revenues were equivalent to 84% of the Dutch national $556 billion GDP.[9]
  5. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    What does that have to do with Covid?
  6. Hmm let me see Royal Dutch Shell, responsible for about 85% of Netherlands GDP. And it doesn’t make money from Windmills or Solar Powered Ninja Penguins. Also Solar Energy is not as clean as made out. https://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/solar/solar-energy-isnt-always-as-green-as-you-think
  7. Not quite Bubi the winner still needs overall majority, there have been quite a few hung parliaments. The previous Teresa May Government was a hung parliament in bed with the Ulster Democrat Party (Northern Ireland) hence the reason they got fuck all done kowtowing to the minority partner all the time.
  8. I hate, not dislike but hate Siam Piwat Co, the owners of IconSiam for their business ethics, laying Money on the table and getting their own way, and so blatant about it. The BTS Gold Line, was never part of the Mass Transit Proposals but Siam Piwat set up a company Krungthap Kanakom to take over from the BMA to design build and operate the Gold Line which runs to IconSiam front door. Furthermore Siam Piwat have been granted 30 concession on all advertising revenue and operating profits, disgusting residents have been waiting for years to get BTS only to be delayed for some shiny new shopping center.
  9. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    For Fucks Sake, stop hiding behind words and please tell me what is the higher risk of Medical Errors with Chest X-Ray CT Scan Taking Dissolved Oxygen in Blood Readings IV Saline Drip (if required) Give Oxygen (if required) Ventilator (if required) Observations Do they give the X-Ray and CT scan results to the Janitor, Have Stevie Wonder administer the IV Saline Drip or use cyanide instead, clamp the Dissolved Oxygen probe to the Bed Post, Give Carbon Monoxide instead of oxygen etc Why is Medical Error so mush higher for Covid than COPD, Asthma and Pneumonia which basically follow similar diagnostics and treatment. I am carefully looking at the actual and not the assumed and applying logic. It appears that your logical thinking is non existent if you cannot see that there is no reason for Medical Errors for Covid to be far greater than similar diseases.
  10. An interesting “Who’s Who” on Woody from a few years back. http://www.pattayamail.com/433/who.shtml
  11. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    I will ask you again, What Medical Errors are associated with Covid that make is so much worse, as far as errors go, than any other disease?
  12. Attraction Sites. Is this an “instead of’ or “as well as” foreigners paying 10 times more for attraction sites?
  13. After getting arrested at a Venezuelan airport with a suitcase of cocaine, After reading that part I stopped reading, no sympathy at all, and it pisses me off how these drug smugglers try to cash in on their crime by writing a tell all novel There was a case in the UK of the “Peru Two” Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid. Upon release Reid kept her head down and her mouth shut, whereas McCollum on the other hand hired a publicist, ghost wrote a book, had her story made into a TV movie and became a Z-aList celebrity. ... she is a fucking drug dealer for fucks sake.
  14. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    I thought that but X-Rays are not a problem. ..... CT scans on the other hand. https://rosettaradiology.com/rosetta-radiology-blog/how-many-x-rays-are-safe-in-a-year/
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Figures rounded up / down to simplify. OK so they are inpatient figure, I accept that, but 9.5% of 35,000,000 = 3:325,000 yet your data says only 250.000 deaths 250,000 per 35,000,000 = 0.715%, far far lower than the 9.5% stated. The reason why am questioning you figures is because “They Don’t Look Right” call it a gut feeling but I automatically thought “now that don’t right” Why are the figures for Medical Error so much greater with Covid than all other reasons. All they do to a Covid patient is check blood oxygen levels, listen to the lungs and carry out an x-ray and CT scan on the lungs. They may administer oxygen via tubes up nose (fuck, I have one of those things next to my bed), or in very serious cases put you on ventilator. They may also put you on an IV drip to stop dehydration and monitor breathing . https://www.webmd.com/lung/qa/how-do-doctors-treat-covid19-in-the-hospital Apart from Ventilators everything is very basic procedures and I can’t for the life of me see where medical errors could occur. Approx 5% of patients are admitted to ICU, the majority of whom are placed on ventilators of which there is a 30-50% mortality rate which is similar to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other lung diseases. https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-ventilator-patients-survival-rates-increase-20200703.html. These deaths are due to Covid itself and not Medical Errors. Note: over the past 18 months I have been in and out of Hospital, as both an In and Out Patient at least 40 times, had at least 12 Chest X-rays, 4 Ct Scans, MRI tests and have been hooked up to oxygen up my nose (as said, also have at home) and IV drips, hence the reason why I am saying simple procedures, unfortunately based on experience.
  16. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Medical Errors apply to both inpatients and outpatients yet you are applying all medical errors to outpatients only. Less than 1% of Hospital Visits result in an overnight stay i.e. Inpatient.
  17. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Something fundamentally wrong with your maths. Medical Errors occur by Hospital admittance and no duration of stay. One of major Medical Errors is misdiagnoses, if misdiagnosed it occurs on day one, you won’t have 20 occurances if patient hospitalized for 20 days. Therefore your 20/40 (50% Lifetime) becomes a more realistic 1/ 40 or 2.5% 2,5% of 10% is 0.25% Medical Error Death Rate for Covid and not 5% as you miscalculated
  18. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    Always Question Statistics.
  19. Mekong

    Any New Jokes

    Look at the URL “ Manchester’s Finest” You don’t expect my home city NOT to take the piss. It is tongue in Cheek because in UK there is the joke that every Manchester Kid grew up eating Marmite on Toast and drinking Vimto. It was only Marmite on Toast for breakfast, Marmite Butties for dinner. I completely fit that Stereotype !
  20. Mekong

    Any New Jokes

    https://www.manchestersfinest.com/eating-and-drinking/know-uks-national-dish/ UK National Dish
  21. PTBM, We posted at the same time with the same thought. if memory serves me well it was 98 .... OMG happy days.
  22. Similar could be said about Shoestring budget during the 98 Asian crisis, try as one likes you just couldn’t spend money.
  23. Mekong

    Any New Jokes

    An improvement on BETTER BOOK
  24. But who sets the limits of freedom of speech? As CS points out free speech does not mean saying whatever you want. Your Definition of Freedom of Speech is PTBM’s idea of what is allowed which may or may not vary from Mekong’s to idea. In the USA, Freedom of Speech is covered by the First Amendment, how can you talk about Freedom of Speech in the USA by ignoring the First Amendment and saying “Everyone Freedom of Speech”? Is there an “Everyone” clause that is only known by yourself and your New York Lawyer friends?
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